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Saturday, January 18, 2014
Extreme devotion on display as Malaysia marks Thaipusam
Malaysian Hindu devotee Karthi Gan grimaces while tapping his feet to the beat of ritual drums as two men plunge dozens of sharp hooks into his chest and back.
Horses leap fires in ancient Spanish festival that has activists on warpath
More than 100 horses and riders leapt the flames of roaring bonfires in a small Spanish town in a centuries-old festival that has raised the ire of animal rights activists.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
A program launched globally on Tuesday set out to inspire children to present their big ideas for changing the world. TED-Ed Clubs is the latest education initiative from the nonprofit organization behind prestigious TED conferences known for perspective-shifting presentations by the brilliant and famous.
Fossil find suggests evolutionary milestone
A 375-million-year-old fossil has shed new light on the theory of evolution, challenging the widespread view that large hind appendages first appeared after vertebrates transitioned from the water to land.
Friday, January 10, 2014
Great white sharks may live until their 70s, more than three times as long as previously thought, according to a new analysis of the marine predator's backbones out Wednesday.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Hubble Telescope looks back 13.2 bil. years to a time when universe was young
The Hubble Space Telescope has peered back to a chaotic time 13.2 billion years ago when never-before-seen galaxies were tiny, bright blue and full of stars bursting to life all over the place.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Price of bluefin tuna nosedives at Tokyo auction
Sushi restaurateur Kiyoshi Kimura paid 7.36 million yen (about US$70,000) for a 507-pound (230-kilogram) bluefin tuna in the year's celebratory first auction at Tokyo's Tsukiji Market on Sunday, just 5 percent of what he paid a year earlier despite signs that the species is in serious decline.
Monday, January 6, 2014
The two archaeologists had a hunch that the Buddha's birthplace in southern Nepal held secrets that could transform how the world understood the emergence and spread of Buddhism.
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Egypt said Friday a Japanese archaeological team has discovered the tomb of a leading beer producer from the pharaonic period in the country's famed temple city of Luxor.
It's been more than 25 years since workers renovating Abraham Lincoln's home in Springfield found a letter fragment in a mouse's nest inside a wall, but researchers think they've finally identified the mystery letter's author.
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